CARLYLE - Local resident Danielle Steele has been hired as the Town of Carlyle’s new parks, recreation and culture director, effective May 2.
She will be assuming primary responsibility and day-to-day operations of some of their recreation facilities, including the sports arena, swimming pool and Memorial Hall.
Also, under this department will be the Carlyle community playground, cemetery, spray park, and all town-owned open and green spaces.
The Town of Carlyle says it is elated to have Steele joining their team.
Steele, 37, was born and raised in Carlyle and lives on Mountain Drive. She graduated from Gordon F. Kells High School in 2002 and has two children, Hayden 10, and Jorja, 8. Their favorite sport is hockey and both play ball and swim in the summer.
Growing up, Steele was a very good athlete herself participating in all sports including softball, hockey, volleyball, and track and field. She was also an accomplished figure skater. Steele has spent countless hours either working at or volunteering her time with various recreational facilities in Carlyle. She is presently a boy’s rep for Carlyle Minor Ball and is on the swimming pool committee.
She was the manager of U9 Carlyle Cougar minor hockey team which won the Moose Mountain Minor Hockey League title this season. Daughter Jorja was a member of that team.
Steele has provided day care services for many families and children in the area for the past eight years but could not pass up the opportunity of becoming the recreation director of her own hometown.